About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description The persistence scale for children is a non-physical questionnaire measuring persistence accross 40 items.
Example I usually persist in what I am doing
Link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327752jpa5102_2

Implementation details

No. of items 40
Format Dichotomous
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 7-13
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .66
Test retest 6 months, r= .77
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity t=2.98, p<.01 in the distinction between gymnasts that persevered and those who dropped out
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Lufi, D., & Cohen, A. (1987). A scale for measuring persistence in children. Journal of Personality Assessment, 51(2), 178–185. doi:10.1207/s15327752jpa5102_2